Seeds - Big Bluestem OG (SGH)
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Description: The essential plant of the original tall grass prairie - currently experiencing a renaissance as an urban landscape plant! It has eye-catching seeds heads nd orangey fall colours. Provides shelter for songbirds.
Pack Size: 75 seeds
Seed Source: Organic
Latin Name: Andropogon gerardi
Main Uses: Ornamental, naturescape, prairie reclamation
Zone Hardiness: Zone 3
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 150 - 200 cm (5 - 7 feet)
Flower Color: Feathery white
Flowering Time: Late summer
Germination: 18 - 28 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 8 - 12 weeks before the last frost. Big Bluestem benefits from a period of cold before sowing. Place the seeds into a moistened paper towel and enclose them in a freezer bag (leave slightly open); place in the crisper (in the fridge). Once the cold period is complete, sow gently into organic potting mix in a warm, bright location indoors. T
For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting depth: Gently press the seeds into the starter mix.
Planting Out: Transplant to the garden in early June.
Spacing: 50 cm (20”). Suitable for garden beds.
Growing in Containers: Not well-suited to containers.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well suited to mixed containers.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. No further fertilizing is required.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Mature plants are drought tolerant.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant:
- Many species of Skipper butterflies.
- Supports a variety of larger prairie wildlife including prairie chickens, and many song birds.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.